Another month, another release by Joe Bonamassa. We joke, but listeners familiar with Bonamassa know it’s not too much of a stretch. At 39, the guitar legend who cut his teeth touring with B.B. King before his teenage years churns out studio, live and collaborative albums like clockwork, with his most recent, Blues of Desperation, […]
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Some musicians are at the peak of their abilities while they’re in their most natural element: onstage, before a roaring crowd, playing into the spotlight. Others find their creative impulses best met in a recording booth or in the quiet corner of a tour bus, where they can sort out lyrics and melodies with fewer […]
Sonny Landreth – slide master, zydeco enthusiast, bluesman – has dabbled in several genres over the course of a decades-long career that started with the release of his debut album Blues Attack in 1981. Thirty-four years down the line, Landreth just released Bound by the Blues, a 10-track tribute to the original Delta bluesmen and […]
Blues legend B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. According to his website, King died in his sleep at 9:40 PST on Thursday night.
There’s no question about it — the blues established the basic framework for virtually all pop music. Think about the slew of British bands during the time of their “invasion,” and the degree to which they emulated classic American blues acts. Or just look at any of the immensely popular contemporary bands who play vintage-style, […]